Faculty & Staff

Andrew Little

Andrew Little

Director of the Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement (AWESM) Lab

Phone
402-219-1913
Email
alittle6@unl.edu

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Iris McFarlin

Iris McFarlin

Communications Specialist

Phone
402-416-9132
Email
imcfarlin2@unl.edu

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Graduate Students

Megan Baldissara

Megan Baldissara

PhD Student in Natural Resource Sciences

Research Projects

Identifying and Prioritizing Habitat for Pheasant Management

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Allison Barg

Allison Barg

PhD Student in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology

Research Projects

Identifying and Prioritizing Habitat for Pheasant Management

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Kaitlyn Dozler

Kaitlyn Dozler

MS Student in Natural Resource Sciences

Research Projects

Precision Livestock Management on Extensive Rangelands

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Katie Piecora

Katie Piecora

MS Student in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology

Research Projects

Pronghorn Spatial Ecology in Nebraska

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Grace Schuster

Grace Schuster

PhD Student in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology

Research Projects

Bioenergy Crop Production: Implications for Grassland Bird Communities

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Corrin Winter

Corrin Winter

MS Student in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology

Research Projects

Constraints to Precision Agriculture Adoption

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Undergraduate Students

Technicians

Hunter Swanson

Hunter Swanson

Summer 2022

Kayli Newkirk

Kayli Newkirk

Fall 2022

Former Members

Jana Malene

Jana Malene

Wildlife Space Use in an Agricultural Landscape

Profile

Jana Malene was an undergraduate in Fisheries and Wildlife at UNL who joined the Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement (AWESM) Lab in spring 2020. Her research focused on wildlife spatial ecology in highly fragmented agricultural landscapes where she evaluated bobcat, red-tailed hawks, and white-tailed deer movement ecology. Her interests include community dynamics and wildlife conservation and management. Jana graduated in December 2020.

Zach Hess

Zach Hess

Habitat Selection for Territorial Male Pheasants

Profile

Zach Hess is an undergraduate Fisheries and Wildlife major specializing in Conservation Biology at UNL. He is also working towards attending Veterinarian School. He joined the Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement (AWESM) Lab in Spring 2020. His undergraduate research was aimed at improving our understanding of ring-necked pheasant mating behavior and group structure in intensive agricultural landscapes. This information will be critical to land managers and biologists interested in improving pheasant populations in highly fragmented agricultural landscapes. His research interests are focused in the fields of Wildlife Veterinarian Medicine and Ecological Physiology.

Morgan Register

Morgan Register

MS Student in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology

Research Projects

Constraints to Precision Agriculture Adoption

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Madison Husmann

Madison Husmann

Science Communication Intern

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